Kids Free Fishing Day set for May 14

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Free hot dogs, chips available at annual event

Roaring River State Park team members invite the public to its Kids Free Fishing Day from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. on May 14.

Youth will have the opportunity to fish for free all day, along with the opportunity to connect with nature and participate in many different activities.

Children 15-and- younger can get their free tags from the hatchery the day of the event. One section of the river will be designated for youth to fish in all day. Adults may only fish in this area if accompanied by a child who is participating in the free fishing day.

Volunteers will be present to help in any way possible. Parents or guardians are welcome to help the children as needed, but only one pole between the helper and the child may be used at any time.

The event will be held rain, snow or shine, assuming conditions are deemed safe. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided by the park concessionaire in the lower section of the CCC Lodge. There may also be nature activities and bluegrass music. 

This event is being held in conjunction with the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day. For more information about Kids to Parks Day and to see a complete list of associated events at Missouri State Parks visit

Roaring River State Park is located seven miles south of Cassville on Highway 112 in Barry County. For more information about the event, contact the park office at 417-847-2539.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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